One area of speciality areas within dentistry is known as Oral Surgery and this applies to procedures of a surgical nature, such as the extraction of teeth or wisdom teeth.
If you have advanced tooth decay or an impacted wisdom tooth, you may require oral surgery to have them safely extracted. Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, this can be undertaken by one of our LeoDentists under local anaesthetic. Extractions can also be done under sedation if you are anxious.
Never attempt to pull out your own tooth out at home as this could cause a more serious problem for you. At LeoDental we have the right equipment and sterile environment to perform this type of procedure with the utmost care so that your recovery can be fairly quick.
Sometimes there may not be room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth and, as they start to come through, they push against the teeth already there or may start to come through at an angle. When this happens, you might feel some pain or discomfort, so the best thing to do is to visit one of our LeoDentists.
The dentist will probably take an x-ray of your mouth to assess how and if the wisdom teeth are coming through. From this, they will be able to make a judgement on whether or not to take them out, and how easy or difficult this may be.
In the case of wisdom teeth extractions you may have some swelling after the procedure and discomfort that can be eased with over the ordinary counter painkillers.
It is important to always get the advice of a LeoDentist if you are worried about any of your teeth.
Having a tooth out is the same as having an operation and, because of this, you must look after the area in order to speed healing and help reduce the risk of infection.
To help you manage this, we at LeoDental have provided some Post-Extraction Guidelines below which we recommend all our patients to follow after an extraction.